8.01.2005

President Bush: Hot or Not?

Drudge has a good summary of President Bush's annual check-up and even thinks he may be the fittest president in history.

Interestingly though, he's overweight -- at least according to the CDC's BMI calculator.

For a more humorous/ironic look at the government's absurd fitness guidelines -- including a list of "overweight" and "obese" celebrities that may surprise you -- check out the Center for Consumer Freedom's BMI calculator.

I, for one, welcome our new Food Nanny overlords...

P.S. -- Moving is a pain. I think I need a vacation after that vacation...

2 Comments:

Anonymous The Madhatter said...

That sure is interesting, but I don't think anyone is claiming that the BMI calculation is THE determining factor of fitness/obesity, the CDC website says "This is a good reminder that BMI is only one piece of a person's health profile". It seems like they have that measurement for the layperson who doesn't know anything about fitness, they can look at BMI and have a good indicator of their recommended weight given their height. Noone would look at the BMI test and tell a bodybuilder he should lose weight. The most disturbing fact was, IMO, that 6', 140 is NOT considered underweight.

05 August, 2005 12:14  
Blogger dantheman said...

However, when the BMI is used as the basis for statitstics like "Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight or obese: 64" these kinds of inconsistencies can be problematic and misleading.

05 August, 2005 14:44  

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